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Arrow HELP! brake caliber?

on my way to school i went to tap the brakes and the truck jerked hard as heck to the right. now everytime i brake, it pulls to the right, and sqeaks.
there was a smell of burning coming from that area of the truck. nasty almost like rubber burning.
im sittin at school. wondering how the trip 40 mins across town along the highway is going to go.

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your best bet is to remove the wheel remove caliper from the rotor. put a piece of 2x4 in the caliper and then tie the whole thing up so it will not fall or hit anything. had to do this on mine when the caliper slide pins froze up. saved me about 150 bucks on a tow bill. but reamember that youll only have brakes on 3 wheels then so take it easy and repair it asap dont be driving it around like nothing is wrong. this is just a get me off the road and home trick.

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im gonna pick up a new caliber for 40 bucks on the way home along with stainless steel braided hose line.


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x 2 on the caliper slide pins freezing up. happened to me twice. I had to heat the rear caliper bracket where the pins go in and twist with a crescent wrench until it freed them up. i would check that before running off and getting a caliper.

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im gonna pick up a new caliber for 40 bucks on the way home along with stainless steel braided hose line.
Don't know where you live-but $40 is super cheap for a caliper-is it new or rebuilt?
I had 3 out of 4 calipers do the same thing and the pins weren't frozen up.
I flushed all my lines with new fluid and the old fluid was very dark in color-I think they had moisture or something inside-but all has been well since.
Just something to try to prevent future failures.
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uh whats a caliber?

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